While more laid back than Madrid or Barcelona, Malaga is still the centre and transport hub for the popular Costa del Sol region. However, the city of Picasso has transformed in recent years into one of Europe’s most popular and dynamic destinations. Malaga offers some genuinely interesting historical and cultural attractions in its old city and its setting on the coast is beautiful. Malaga is now one of Spain’s hottest cultural, gastronomic and leisure destinations. It truly has it all, from scenic beaches to century-old castle structures, stylish harbours and excellent accessible museums.
As a flat city, Malaga naturally lends itself to easy wheeling. Apart from a few gentle slopes, most of the city centre is flat including the long seafront promenade. Several areas are completely pedestrianized with smooth surfaces and easy to navigate for wheelchair users. You will find some mild cobblestones in a few areas but they do not pose any major obstacle.
The city’s bus service is adapted with electric ramps and space for wheelchair users. In addition, the local train service and both metro lines have wheelchair access to the trains themselves and the platforms via lifts.
What to do?
Accessible highlights and museums to visit in and around Malaga;
- Cathedral of Malaga
- Alcazaba Fortress
- Big Wheel of Malaga
- Picasso Museum
- Interactive Music Museum
- Centre Pompidou
- Centre of Contempory Art
- Carmen Thijssen Museum
Wheelchair users can also enjoy the beaches in Malaga. The Misericordia Beach and El Dedo Beach in El Palo are the most accessible in Malaga, not only for disabled people, but also for people with visual and hearing impairment.
How to get there?
Accessible private transfers can be arranged from Malaga airport.
Malaga is easy to reach by high-speed-train from Madrid, Cordoba and Sevilla. Taxi’s can be arranged from airports and train stations.